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Brand refresh for Dave

Multichannel broadcaster UKTV has unveiled a fresh new look for entertainment channel Dave, set to launch on November 9th. The channel has long been home to a huge range of UKTV Original comedy hits from some of the UK’s favourite comedic stars, and now with popular original podcasts and digital YouTube commissions, Dave’s branding has […]

November 8, 2022By Colin Mann

TF1, Canal+ resolve distribution row

French broadcasters TF1 and Canal+ have agreed a distribution deal bringing to an end a dispute between the pair that saw Canal+ subscribers unable to access TF1’s free DTT channels for two months. Financial terms were not revealed. Broadcasting of the channels and catch-up services will recommence on November 7th. Canal+ had claimed that TF1 […]

November 7, 2022By Colin Mann

Channel 4 rebrands for digital world

As it celebrates its 40th anniversary, UK public service broadcaster Channel 4 has revealed that from 2023, it will bring all its channels and services under one ‘Channel 4’ brand to help audiences better navigate the abundance of choice in the digital world and find Channel 4 content wherever and whenever they choose to watch. […]

November 2, 2022By Colin Mann

M6, Canal+ Group renew distribution agreements

French broadcasters M6 Group and Canal+ have renewed their multi-year agreements for the distribution of all free DTT channels (M6, W9, 6ter, Gulli), pay services (Paris Première, téva, M6 Music, Canal J, Tiji, RFM TV, MCM) and their associated services and features, as well as the SVoD service GulliMax for Canal+ subscribers. This agreement covers the […]

October 25, 2022By Colin Mann

Ofcom consults on iPlayer archive content

UK broadcast regulator Ofcom is inviting feedback on its analysis and provisional views relating to the BBC’s proposal to increase its catalogue of older content on BBC iPlayer. Ofcom’s job, as required by the Charter and Agreement, is to ensure that changes the BBC wishes to make to its publicly funded TV, radio and online […]

October 19, 2022By Colin Mann

Research: TikTok increasingly popular viewing app

Findings from technology research and advisory group Omdia show that TikTok has leapfrogged Netflix to become the second most popular service in the US, with only YouTube retaining the crown for under-35s viewing. The service remains heavily skewed by age and occupies sixth place for above 35 years old. The results from Omdia’s latest consumer […]

October 18, 2022Nick Snow @ MIPCOM

UKTV Play unveils rebrand

UKTV, the commercial multichannel broadcaster, has revealed a full rebrand for its free streaming service UKTV Play. After an intensive market research process consulting current users and new target audiences, UKTV Play will relaunch with a renewed digital-first brand direction and a fresh look and feel. “This rebrand marks the beginning of a real step […]

September 28, 2022By Colin Mann

Research: Streaming stretches TV generation gap

Younger adults now watch almost seven times less scheduled TV than those aged 65 and over, according to the findings of the Media Nations 2022 report from UK media regulator Ofcom, as the generation gap in media habits reaches a record high. People aged 16-24 spend less than an hour (53 minutes) in front of […]

August 17, 2022

Drama, events drive record iPlayer numbers

The final series of Peaky Blinders, The Split, and Killing Eve, live events including Glastonbury, the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, and the Eurovision Song Contest, and new drama Sherwood helped bring record numbers of viewers to BBC iPlayer in the second quarter of 2022. The latest BBC iPlayer data shows: Programmes were streamed over 1.6 billion […]

August 16, 2022

Record viewership for England’s Lionesses

England’s historic win over Germany in the Women’s Euro 2022 final at a sold-out Wembley Stadium pulled in a peak TV audience of 17.4 million on BBC One, making it the most-watched women’s football game on UK television of all-time and the most-watched programme in 2022 so far. Across BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport website […]

August 1, 2022